Leno - An interesting draw... with long journeys

Bernd Leno is looking forward to this season's Europa League campaign - and returning to Azerbaijan for the second time in his career.

We have been drawn against Qarabag in the competition, and our goalkeeper will be heading back to the country having played there for Germany back in 2017. 

"The pitch was very good and the fans were crazy!" Leno told Arsenal Player. "I didn’t know many of their players but it was an interesting trip with a long journey.

"It’s an interesting draw overall, Sporting Lisbon are a good club with a good stadium but the other teams I don’t know many of their players, but they will be interesting games.

"Of course its difficult [when you have to travel a long way] because we have a lot of games at this time and a long journey is not the best way to recover but we have a big squad and the head coach can change some of the players who played at the weekend and we all know these situations."

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